Israeli firm to provide drinking water — from the air — for India and Vietnam
Israeli firm to provide drinking water — from the air — for India and Vietnam.
Water Gen inked an agreement last week with India’s second largest solar company to produce purified water for remote villages in the country.
“The government of Vietnam greatly esteems the technological developments in Israel, and I hope that the Israeli technology that we supply to Vietnam will significantly help to improve water conditions in the country,” Water Gen President Mikhael Mirilashvili said after the signing in Hanoi, according to a statement.
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz demonstrated Water Gen’s technology on stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., on March 26.
He touted the device, which he said can produce 15-20 liters of drinkable water a day, as a weapon against worldwide water scarcity and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
“There is no weapon more powerful in the fight against BDS than for Israel to develop technologies that the world cannot live without,” he told the crowd.
“You cannot boycott products that you can’t live without.” About 1.2 billion people, nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, live in areas of water scarcity, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Of India’s 1.25 billion people, 75 million lack access to clean water, the Water Aid nonprofit found last year.
Water Gen devices use thin plastic leaves to condensed water from warm, humid air.
In India, Water Gen is to deploy its technology to supply drinking water to remote villages in India with solar power from Vikar Solar.